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Export Compliance Administrator

Company: Seaspan ULC
Company - Location: Seaspan ULC - North Vancouver, BC
Employment Duration: Full-time permanent salaried
MoveUP Classification: N/A


The Export Compliance Administrator is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance at Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) and Seaspan ULC.

This involves performing a range of administrative functions related to maintaining contractual and regulatory compliance, JSS build planning, controlled technology management, regulatory markings, providing and restricting access, and security clearance functions.


  • Provides oversight and tracks export authorizations (Technical Assistance Agreements, Manufacturing License Agreements, End-Use Certificates, etc.), and other export restrictions of all technical data received by VSY.
  • Provides oversight on US export compliance obligations (i.e. International Traffic In Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations).
  • Provides guidance on regulatory compliance to the Integrated Project Team.
  • Works with other departments to assist in planning for Controlled Technology for JSS build.
  • Validates contractual and security requirements of suppliers (including RFPs).
  • Administers access (add, remove, track) to electronic documentation with security restrictions.
  • Maintains an inventory and provides oversight over protected/classified and Controlled Goods information and assets.
  • Supports Controlled Goods Program (CGP) requirements by acting as a Designated Official (DO).
  • Supports Contract Security Program (CSP) requirements by acting as an Alternative Company Security Officer (ACSO).
  • Validates and provides oversight over access to JSS information (both physical and electronic) (for employees, subcontractors, and embedded contractors).
  • Initiates Private Sector Organization Screenings (SOSs), Security Requirements Check-Lists (SRCLs) and Requests for Visits (RFVs) for subcontractors and embedded contractors as required,
  • Supports tracking of employee, subcontractor, and embedded contractor clearances.
  • Authorizes and administers access to VSY’s IT systems.
  • Supports VSY Security in the provision of guidance to Subcontractors and Embedded contractors on clearance applications and security requirements.
  • Supports the Security and Export Compliance Supervisor and members of other Departments as required.
  • Attends/chairs regularly scheduled and ad hoc meetings, takes minutes and prepares/updates action item lists as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of 1 years of experience working in a regulatory, contractual, or engineering office environment.
  • Grade 12 education is required with some Post-Secondary education preferred.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain security clearances as required by the Canadian Industrial Security Directorate (CISD) and the Controlled Goods Directorate (CGD).
  • Experience working in the administration of Government of Canada security requirements preferred.
  • Experience with Controlled Goods (CG) Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EARs) preferred.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Intermediate to excellent skill in MS Office; including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization, time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Accuracy and a keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities and tasks with efficiency, diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Strong verbal, written, technical, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Appreciation for confidentiality in all matters including company financial information and government reports.
  • Prior or existing security clearance to the Secret level is preferred.

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

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